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illustration shows two job applications – one from white candidate, one from black candidate

‘Incredibly discriminatory’ email about Nigerian nurse prompts NMC intervention

Regulator and NHS commissioning group investigate message sent to job applicant

A scene from the video Men in Nursing

Men in Nursing video aims to tackle perceptions and promote diversity

Universities in Northern Ireland want to show nursing as rewarding career for men

Members of RCN and GMB reject Scottish government's 4% pay offer

Nurses in Scotland to get 4% pay rise amid calls for further talks

Increase ‘without further negotiation’ comes despite rejection of deal by two nursing unions

NMC expected to remove emergency education standards introduced during pandemic

Governing council to decide if standards should be removed and a possible timetable

Logo of the International Council of Nurses, which the RCN has voted to rejoin

Nurses say ‘yes’ to joining worldwide nursing network

RCN members want to see college return to the International Council of Nurses

Pop star Dua Lipa pays tribute to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu at Brit Awards

Pioneering nurse welcomes high profile support for profession and nurses’ fair pay campaign

Evidence and Practice

Staff education by the critical care outreach team: evaluating the effect of a study day on nurses’ knowledge levels

Staff education by the critical care outreach team: evaluating the effect of a study...

Why you should read this article: • To refresh your knowledge of the history of, and...

Carbon monoxide exposure

Screening and management of unintentional low-level carbon monoxide exposure in the...

The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of patients with low-level carbon monoxide exposure

Understanding the effect of post-traumatic stress on the professional quality of life of pre-hospital emergency staff

The effect of post-traumatic stress on quality of life of pre-hospital emergency staff

Determining the relationship between symptoms of PTSD and professional quality of life

Outcomes of ondansetron use in children with gastroenteritis in the emergency department: a literature review

Outcomes of ondansetron use in children with gastroenteritis in the emergency...

Findings of a literature review of outcomes of ondansetron use in children with...

Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses

Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses

Developing the course and a discussion of the course evaluation findings

How to get care right for people with learning disabilities in the emergency department

To get care and treatment right it is essential to ‘ask and engage’ people


Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics


Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward


Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients

What nurses should know about this systemic allergic reaction and medical emergency

COVID-19: why pressure on emergency departments is taking a toll

Winter pressures and rising COVID-19 cases put emergency departments at eye of the storm


Guidance on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Which side effects might require further investigation?

Event medicine: could you provide medical care in constantly changing environments?

An emergency care practitioner explains the appeal of providing care at big events

Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia


Why we’re glad we opted-in to paid clinical placements to help the NHS during COVID-19

Reflections on the unforgettable experience of front-line practice during the pandemic

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic


Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Why human factors is about more than communication and teamwork

How human factors can improve nurses’ workplaces and create safer, streamlined services

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role